The water level in Sakae Krang River has returned to normal due to increased water discharge from dams, adding more water volume into the river, says official.
The Royal Irrigation Department Director-General, Thongplew Kongjun, said regarding the situation where the water level in Sakae Krang River in front of Uthai Thani Provincial Hall reduced to 2.81 meters below the bank that the situation affected fish farmers in the area, requiring the to relocate the marine animals.
The situation has promoted the RID to contact the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand requesting more water discharge from Bhumibol Dam from 20 million to 25 million cubic meters per day from January 21st, 2018, which has helped raise the water level. The water discharge from Tub Sela Dam has also been increased from 0.46 million to 0.86 million cubic meters per day, helping add more water volume to the river.
The RID is working to keep the water level in the river above Chao Phraya Dam to be at 15.5 to 16 meters from the sea level, which is an appropriate level for Sakae Krang River. The general public are also encouraged to use water conservatively to prevent the issue of water shortage during the dry season.